The Canadian Acadamy of Mask and Puppetry is offering a three day neutral mask workshop – the Poetic Body
Friday 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
ATP Rehearsal Hall
Arts Commons (205 8 Ave SE)
$130/pp (maximum of 16 participants)
Register at poeticbody.eventbrite.com
A new generation of performing arts is changing the landscape of today’s theatre. Devised theatre, no longer a fringe phenomenon, is turning into an influential movement; where nonlinearity, plurality and a new understanding of the human body in relationship to surrounding and inner spaces. A foundation in the movement based storytelling, is the embodiment of a pathway to a deeper understanding in physical manifestations of Masks and Myths.
This workshop will introduce participants to some of the most important dynamics of the Poetic Body, a process of creating/devising original work, and their impact on the performer as a creator. Through use of the Neutral Mask participants will be invited to explore the relationship between the physical and the imaginative, the individual and the collective, the personal and the transpersonal. Principles of push and pull, being with, for and against will be explored through a highly physical approach and applied to the process of devising theatre and performance.